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Working As A Small Business Consultant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $68,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Small Business Consultant Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Small Business Consultant

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Small Business Consultant Career Paths

Small Business Consultant
Assistant Manager Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Office Manager Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Account Manager Marketing Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Office Manager Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant Manager Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Store Manager District Sales Manager Sales Manager
Sales Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Store Manager Service Manager Sales Manager
Sales And Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Store Manager Project Manager Business Development Manager
Senior Business Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager General Manager
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
General Manager Business Development Manager Senior Account Manager
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Owner Owner/Manager Regional Sales Manager
Strategic Accounts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Owner Owner And Sales Sales Manager
Regional Accounts Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Owner Director Operations Director
Director Of Business Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Project Manager Partner
Managing Member
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Site Manager Quality Manager
Performance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Senior Accountant Senior Analyst
Manager, Strategy
8 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Senior Consultant Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Owner, Consultant 4.7 years
Consultant/Founder 4.4 years
Business Developer 2.6 years
Business Advisor 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Small Business Consultant
Manager 5.1%
Consultant 4.7%
Owner 4.3%
Internship 4.3%
Cashier 3.7%
Controller 2.8%
Top Careers After Small Business Consultant
Consultant 9.4%
Owner 4.1%
Manager 3.2%
Controller 2.9%

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Top Skills for A Small Business Consultant

  1. Customer Service
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Business Owners
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Collaborated with management to develop strategic plans to increase production, productivity and customer service.
  • Analyze Financial Statements and assist in turn around profitability.
  • Collaborated with business owners to explore and establish telecommunications solutions for their business needs.
  • Managed operations, business development, marketing strategy, web design and branding functions for family-owned start-up small business venture.
  • Assist small businesses with developing a formal Business Plan, cash-flow management including debt restructure, budgeting analysis and inventory control.

Small Business Consultant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,723 Small Business Consultant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Small Business Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

53.8%

Female

38.6%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.5%

French

10.8%

Portuguese

5.1%

Japanese

4.4%

Russian

4.4%

Mandarin

4.4%

Chinese

3.2%

Korean

3.2%

German

2.5%

Cantonese

1.9%

Arabic

1.3%

Italian

1.3%

Hebrew

0.6%

Igbo

0.6%

Wolof

0.6%

Braille

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Persian

0.6%

Armenian

0.6%

Latvian

0.6%
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Small Business Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.2%

Arizona State University

6.9%

Florida State University

5.4%

University of Memphis

4.7%

Northeastern University

4.7%

Ashford University

4.3%

University of Maryland - University College

4.3%

San Diego State University

4.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.0%

George Mason University

4.0%

Strayer University

3.6%

Boston University

3.6%

Liberty University

3.6%

University of Arizona

3.6%

Grand Canyon University

3.6%

University of California - Berkeley

3.3%

Michigan State University

3.3%

Webster University

3.3%

University of Houston

3.3%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

2.9%
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Majors

Business

37.7%

Marketing

8.8%

Accounting

7.9%

Finance

6.5%

Management

6.3%

Communication

4.5%

Psychology

3.7%

Political Science

3.0%

Small Business Management

2.5%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Economics

2.4%

Criminal Justice

2.3%

Information Technology

1.8%

Education

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

Sociology

1.4%

Kinesiology

1.3%

Computer Science

1.3%

International Business

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.1%

Masters

22.7%

Other

18.3%

Associate

8.3%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

2.0%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.2%
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